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    measuring powder chems Weights?

    I have a stupid question, I don't own a scale but if I wanted to add for example 1 lb of calc chloride or any powder chems can I use a DE scoop, you know the orange ones that have 1lb of de fill to this line, or are those measurements just for DE powder. I use powder CYA, I buy 5lbs Baking soda, etc, all powder except the acid.

    I really don't know the answer, any help please.

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    Re: measuring powder chems Weights?

    Powders vary in their density so it entirely depends on the powder's weight to volume ratio.

    Just buy a cheap digital kitchen scale that weigh in ounces and can go up to 5lbs. That's what I use.


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    Re: measuring powder chems Weights?

    I've got a small inexpensive diet scale I use to measure any powders. When I bought a large bag of baking soda I measured out a 1/4 cup which weighed 4 ounces. I marked the container for later reference.

    I don't know anything about DE scoops, sorry. You can get a good digital scale on Amazon for about $15. (pssst- useful for cooking too! )
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    Re: measuring powder chems Weights?

    I also use a small digital kitchen scale for cya measurements, and a regular bathroom scale for splitting bags of salt in the spring.
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    Re: measuring powder chems Weights?

    Thanks all, I guess I am over thinking this, thank you.

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    Re: measuring powder chems Weights?

    They have a c-m-p smart cup with measurements on cup.
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    Re: measuring powder chems Weights?

    I can post ratios of weight to full cup in morning.



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    Re: measuring powder chems Weights?

    I can't tell from the picture but does one measuring cup contain multiple chemical volumes?
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    Re: measuring powder chems Weights?

    Sodium Bicarbonate, Soda Ash, Cynanuric Acid (CYA), DE Powder, and standard cup measurements.



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